Central Neurocytomas (CNs) are uncommon tumors of central nervous system, arising from neuronal cells. Mostly these tumors are intraventricular and commonly occurs at the level of the “Foramen of Monro”. However, recently cases of “Extraventricular Neurocytoma” have also been reported. Typically, CNs are associated with favorable outcome. Best long term prognosis, in terms of local control and survival is achieved by maximal safe surgical resection, which is considered as ideal therapeutic option. However, management of recurrent or residual CNs remains controversial. Treatment options for patients with recurrent or residual CNs includes reoperation, radiotherapy or chemotherapy.
Citation: Shivaramegowda NH, Borkar SA, Garg K, Suri V, Sharma MC, et al. (2014) Central Neurocytomas: A Comprehensive Review with Special Emphasis on the Role of Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery. Brain disord ther 3:140. doi: 10.4172/2168-975X.1000140